At a Glance
Facilities Management proudly operates the recycling program for the University of Northern Colorado. UNC has collected and processed over 173 tons of recyclable materials on average per year, saving over 906.7 tons of trash from the landfill in the last 5 years. The recycling program recycles paper, cardboard, comingle, and confidential materials on site and partners with off campus vendors to haul recyclable materials and sell them to market. The Environmental Health and Safety department handles the recycling or disposal of materials such as light bulbs, batteries and used oil. On-campus yard waste, like branches, twigs and leaves, are repurposed by our UNC grounds department and a resident hall yard sale is held annually, by the Classified Staff Council, in effort to repurpose clothing, housewares, small appliances and games. Any unwanted furniture, equipment or bulkier items in campus buildings are accepted and can be scheduled for pick up with our Campus Surplus Program year round. Bins are located both indoors and outdoors on campus, and at sporting events, special, and large scale events, and student move in and move out.
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